Gemma Dryburgh won the Toto Japan Classic


Gemma Dryburgh won the Toto Japan Classic

The Scottish Gemma Dryburgh won the Toto Japan Classic golf, which was held in the Japanese city of Shiga, in which the Spanish Carlota Ciganda finished in fourteenth position. Dryburg concluded the tournament with 268 strokes, 20 under par, and with a wide advantage over the second classified, the local Kana Nagai with 272 impacts, and over the third, the Swedish Linn Grant with 273.

Toto Japan Classic, results

The Spanish Carlota Ciganda finished in fourteenth position with 279 shots, tied with five other players. The Thai Atthaya Thitikul, number 1 in the world ranking since last October 31, finished in tenth position, with which she will maintain such a privileged position.

Hosted by TOTO (since 2015), Mainichi Broadcasting, and Sports Nippon Shimbun, it is held from the first week to the second week of November every year. In 1973 and 1974, it was held as "LPGA Japan Classic" and was broadcast on the NET (currently TV Asahi) series, which Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation was a member of at that time.

From 1975 to 1979, it was held as "LPGA Mitsuno Classic". At the same time, it moved to the TBS series due to the net change of the station in Osaka. It was held as the "Mazda Japan Classic" from 1980 to 1992 and as the "Toray Japan Queen's Cup" from 1993 to 1997, and is held every year on a golf course in Kansai or Kanto, alternately produced by Mainichi Broadcasting and TBS.

was done. During the Mazda Japan Classic era, it was once held in Hiroshima Prefecture, where the organizer's headquarters is located, and the Hiroshima Electric Railway sometimes drove an advertising train. After that, it was held as "LPGA Japan Classic" only in 1998, and from 1999 it was merged with "Mizuno Open Ladies Tournament" (sponsored by Mizuno and Yomiuri Television) and renamed "Mizuno Classic".

Until 1999, it was held alternately in Kanto and Kansai. From 2001, Mizuno became the sole sponsor, and from 2005 to 2005, the Seta Golf Course North Course in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, and from 2006 to 2015, as part of Kinki Nippon Railway's Ise-Shima Business Plan, Shima City, Mie Prefecture.

It was held at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club. The course for 2016 was initially undecided, but on January 20, 2016, the Women's Professional Golf Association of Japan announced that it would be held at the Taiheiyo Club Minori Course in Omitama City, Ibaraki Prefecture.

It will be held again at Seta GC North C from 2018. The winner will receive 500 Race to CME Grove Points. Players from Japan as well as the United States compete for a total prize of $ 2 million and a winning prize of $ 300,000 (as of 2022).

In addition, the winner will receive a Mercedes-Benz (from 2008) as a supplementary prize (in the past, BMW and Mazda were supplementary prizes). It is famous as the tournament that Annika Sorenstam won five straight victories from 2001 to 2005.

However, as the U.S. tour is in the final stages, many players will miss this tournament. In 2020/21, due to travel restrictions due to the new coronavirus, the JLPGA will be held alone without spectators as a JLPGA specially certified competition It will be held as a four-day competition from 2021